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Homeschooling

How to homeschool..

Hello! I'm a mom of twin girls and homeschooling has crossed my mind many many times.. The only thin...

Moms of Gradeschoolers

Are these valid reasons to have my child repeat 1st?

Hello everyone, I am in need of some serious advice! My 6 year old (turning 7 in the Fall) just com...

Moms of Gradeschoolers

HopHopClock - A help for parents

We've just got a mobile app ready that helps parents turning the everyday struggles (eating, dressi...

Homeschooling

Conferences

Anyone attend local or state conferences? Do you find them valuable? I am planning to try and a...

Moms of Gradeschoolers

Advice needed to get my child brush his teeth!!

I’ve had lots of dental treatments when I was young because I just didn’t like to brush my teeth...

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Is Summer Brain Drain a Real Concern?

When school got out for the summer, did you worry that your child might forget part of what was learned during the academic year? Once school is back in session after a free summer, what is the verdict--has your child lost some of the learning milestones he or she had reached the previous year? » Read more

Social Challenges in Grade School: How You Can Help

By JustMommies

The elementary school years are crucial to a child’s social development—it’s when he or she finds a “best friend,” learns to play well with other kids, and is exposed to other cultures or religions. » Read more

Get Your Kids Ready to Enjoy the Summer Reading Program at Your Local Library

By Inhabitots

School's out (or almost out!) for summer! Which means your local library's summer reading program is about to begin. » Read more

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

By JustMommies

As the number of “cool” apps for kids grows, it’s no easy task to choose the 10 best educational ones. Many apps help support basic reading or math, or even increase scientific learning such as the wonders of the galaxies! » Read more

Back to School: Green Supplies, Delicious Lunch Recipes & Zero Waste Lunch Gear

By Inhabitots

Most kids are headed back to school before month's end, and we're preparing for the new chapter with green supplies and savvy gear for making school lunches healthy and » Read more

Back to School Checklist: Everything You Need for School

It's tough to start thinking about school right now, but in just a few weeks it will be time for the kids to go back to school. Whether you've been through the drill before, or this is your first time sending a little one off to school, this checklist should help you remember everything you need to be ready. » Read more

Back to School Transition For Families

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Parents and children alike often have mixed feelings as carefree summer ends and the fall academic year is launched with a bang. Those "school days, school days, good ole golden rule days" are back again, requiring more disciplined routines.  » Read more

Raising a Reader

By Donita K. Paul

My children are avid readers. Okay, they’re grown and are not under my supervision any longer. I’m not actively promoting this addiction, ahem, I mean, worthy pursuit. But, the love of reading sprang out of childhood habits. I confess, when I’m asked how did I, as a mom, encourage reading, I’m tempted to shrug my shoulders. » Read more

Vikings Unit Study

In this unit study you will learn about Leif Erikson, Erik the Red and the Vikings. You will also learn some basic geography including latitude and longitude and directional terms. You will learn how to use a map and make some maps of your own. You will get to dress up like a Viking, build a Viking long house, make your own Viking games and more. » Read more

The Ear Unit Study

In this unit study you will learn about the ear. This unit study is written for elementary school aged students. Included are vocabulary words, printables, and activity ideas to do with your student. You will learn a little about the anatomy of the ear and how the ear works. Use our unit study as a guide to help your student learn about the ear. » Read more